Maxine Mannion is a stylist, singer, author, and artist. Growing up reading storybooks, playing dress up, watching Disney, and coloring with her two older sisters, Maxine has always had a soft spot for fantasy and fairytales. Born and raised in San Rafael, California, Maxine left her home town after high school to attend San Diego State for a bachelors degree in English. After graduating in 2009, she moved back home to be close to her family and friends. It was then that she began creating the mermaid coloring books, which became an ongoing project very close to her heart. When she is not writing poems or meticulously drawing new mermaid characters, she enjoys reading romance novels and spiritual books, writing songs, traveling with family or friends, and styling clients for special events. She is currently at work on her next book.